Apparently, my last post for the Trifecta challenge didn't link up correctly to their sit. Nobody got to read that piece, unfortunately, which is why I'm linking to it here. I was really proud of it regardless. Now, for the weekend they've posted an extra challenge:
This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist
Here's my submission:
The tuft of red hair
Those blue eyes
Pure, innocent, fragile
His head lying on my chest
This dream can no longer be
Replaced by curls and curiousity
A different dream come true
I no longer write as much poetry as I use to, so I feel a little rusty in the format. Please bare with me.
I think I should explain this one a little. On April 5th, 2010, my son passed away. After he passed, I had this really intense dream about him. He was no longer surrounded by monitors and wires and I was just holding him and happy. I'd give anything to have the dream come true just one last time. Instead, a much different dream came true. I got to have my daughter and she has been thankfully healthy and happy. She's a curly haired spit fire and in her I find a joy I never knew could exist. I had to let go of one dream to feel the freedom to live another.
My son's birthday is April 15th. He would've been five. I'd be honored if you wonderful Trifectans would check out George Mark House and at the very least become informed about what they do. Very few people in the United States understand the important of pediatric hospice and palliative care. I'd be honored if you made a donation in my son's honor, but honestly the more people that know about George Mark House and what they do, the better.
Thanks for reading.